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Writing traits meme

Gakked from ithildyn, and especially interesting now that the DS_Match stories are anonymously appearing day by day on ds_flashfiction.

What would you say are the trademarks of my writing? What themes or quirks or turns of phrase have you noticed? What is it that makes a story by me -- well, a story by me?


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Oct. 27th, 2007 06:11 am (UTC)
Putting the reader 'there'. You really feel the setting and emotions as a reader.
Oct. 27th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Although I'd actually say that I'm rather lazy when it comes to scene-setting. Luckily, my betas don't let me get away with it. "Where are they now?" "Hold on, is this meant to be back at the Consulate?" "Maybe a few more details here?" I love betas!
Oct. 27th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, it's tough to nail down any specific turns of phrase you use, or particular quirks. One of the things I admire the most about your writing is that you always show a lot of range, a pretty extensive vocabulary, and you vary your themes so that you're always coming at an issue from a new perspective. If anything, I'd say one of your trademarks is a well-written Dief. You write him as an animal, whereas most writers (me included) write him as a human in wolf's clothing. I like that animalistic side you bring out in him, and that extends to Fraser, too. Your Fraser is usually someone in touch with his animal nature.
Oct. 27th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Nos! I've been getting a little bit paranoid about it, not wanting to post something that will instantly reveal me as the author of my ds_Match piece when it's posted.

a pretty extensive vocabulary
I had to write a "puissance" ficlet for malnpudl last night, since that's the word I failed to guess on that crazy FreeRice.com vocabulary game.

The interesting thing about Dief is that, given what we see in canon, an interpretation of him as a human in a wolf-suit is actually perfectly valid. Sort of a weird human, but I suppose no more so than Fraser. Just in a different direction. I just like having a wolf to play with as a major character.
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